Crime

The woman who allegedly hit a 20-mon-thold boy on the head with a piece of wood during an altercation with the child’s grandmother appeared before the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Kelly Ann Murcury, 36 of Enterprise, Chaguanas, faced senior magistrate Rajendra Rambachan charged with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to the child last Sunday at Enterprise, Chagaunas. She was not called upon to plea to the indictable charge laid by corporal Phillips.

Defence attorney Shiva Boodoo told the court the child had been discharged from hospital. A medical was also presented for the boy who had been treated at hospital.

Boodoo told the court there was no intention by his client to hit the child. He claimed that Murcury was attacked by the victim and defending herself led to for her being before the court. She was arrested on Tuesday.

Boodoo presented a medical report of Murcury’s injuries. He said his client received injuries to her left thumb which was left swollen and infected and a bite mark, bruises and scratches to her right forearm. He also said that she had swelling to her neck, ear and head.

He also said that Murcury was the mother of an 18-year-old child and was past employed as a waitress. He said she had no previous convictions or pending matters before the court.

The prosecutor made no objection to Murcury being placed on bail.

Rambachan granted her $100,000 bail.

The matter was adjourned to November 14.

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